The U.S. Department of Justice filed a legal brief asking the Supreme Court to return Apple's high-profile patent case against Samsung to a trial court for more litigation, according to Reuters, and overturn an earlier ruling in favor of the iPhone vendor.
Apple received good news from Telia Denmark, which announced that the U.S. smartphone maker's devices remained among the most popular with its customers during May.
Last September, much ado was made about a feature in Apple's iOS 9 which made it possible to build and install ad blocking apps on Apple devices-- which would keep ads from showing up within the Safari browser or in apps' "webview" component. However, their impact appears to be negligible.
IDC predicted worldwide smartphone shipments will grow at a sluggish 3.1 percent clip in 2016, revising a previous forecast that had pegged the market to grow at 5.7 percent this year.
Apple moved into the third spot in global set-top revenue in 2015, up from ninth place the year prior, thanks to hot sales of the Apple TV OTT device and industry consolidation.
An effort to propose a law creating a "back door" enabling law-enforcement agencies to access data on encrypted devices is dead, according to Reuters.
Proving once again that Apple doesn't have to do much to bate the media industry's breath, word that top company executives had discussed purchased Time Warner Inc. has ticked up media stocks over the last two days.
Apple CEO Tim Cook offered his clearest comments yet on the possibility of the iPhone vendor launching its own MVNO service, explaining that Apple typically operates at a global scale and therefore likely wouldn't launch an MVNO in a specific country.
Intel should finally throw in the towel on the mobile business if it can't score a deal to get its chips into a high-profile handset, according to Will Strauss of Forward Concepts. But the market research firm is confident the company's wares will make their way into at least some upcoming iPhones.
Apple iOS devices performed more consistently than their Android counterparts during the first quarter of 2016, according to a study from Blancco Technology Group.